Victoria Watson is one of Trestle Press’s newest signings. She impressed me greatly with this excellent story. Written in the first person Watson unveils the story of a woman who has fallen upon hard times.
The woman finds a deck of tarot cards and the next thing you know she is called Jacqueline Stargazer and is making plenty of money fraudulently. If you mess with karma you soon find things don’t go your way. So it is for our central character.
Watson has most definitely found a strong voice for this story and we find that we are sympathetic with the main character throughout. She managed to pack plenty into this short story and it is clear that she is an accomplished and very competent writer. This tale although told in the first person never for one moment became dull or uninteresting she keeps it real and believable.
You would be hard pressed to find fault with the internal dialogue described by Watson it struck a chord as being a genuine thought process and as any writer knows that is a hard thing to achieve. I’ll be looking out for more from the talented Victoria Watson.
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